I need some advice on whether to take a bar prep program for the NY bar. I just passed the FL bar and I plan to take the NY bar in Feb, but I'm not sure if I should sign up for a bar review course or study on my own. I have the materials for the MBE and will be getting the NY study materials (including lecture notes) from a friend. I don't know if I'm missing out on anything important by not taking a course... but bar prep tuition is just so expensive. When I studied for the FL bar, I watched all the video lectures but found them to be a waste of time. All I really need is the study material which I'm getting for much less money. However, everyone I talk to says the NY bar is more difficult than the FL bar and that I should sign up for a prep course. Any advice?
What did you score on the MBE? That might change how much you need to master NY state-specific subjects to pass.
I passed the NY bar last July. The only really hard part is the volume of material. NY tests more subjects than most states do. You can probably pass with just the conviser mini review from Barbri and a book of practice MBE questions to brush up on.